In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Sunday March 19, 2006

Discovering Our Real Needs

Lamentations 3:22-26

   

A scene from a children’s musical depicts a group of angels discussing the believers on earth. One angel turns and asks the others, "Don’t they know how much the Father loves them? Do they realize how much He cares?"
    

God promises to provide for our needs. But we must trust Him and seek His wisdom. Obedience is a condition of the heart. It proves that we know God cares about us and that we care about Him. Every need Adam had was attended to, but he disobeyed God by falling to a temptation he was warned to avoid.
    

Many times Satan tempts us into thinking that we have needs when in reality God has provided all. All that Israel could ever dream of obtaining was theirs – yet they abandoned their faith in God, thus setting the stage for disobedience to rule their hearts.
    

Throughout history, a discomforting glitch has remained in the heart of mankind. We have continued to seek the pleasures of other gods while pushing away what God offers so freely – His love and devotion.
    

The guarantee of love and provision He offers us is the same one He gave to Abraham, Isaac, David, Mary, and the disciples: "Come to Me… Drink My living water and find refreshment for your souls." Trace His provision through the Bible. Start with Genesis and follow it through to Revelation. All you need He provides!

 

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